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Richard C.

Covina, CA

$50/hour

Experienced and Patient Math/Physics Tutor

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/14/15
5.0 average from 102 ratings
Knowledgeable and Efficient Tutor
— Marcy, Fullerton, CA on 8/3/17

$50/Hour


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University of Southern California
Physics
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of Southern California (Physics)

University of Southern California (PhD)

About Richard

I have a PhD in Physics from USC, and several years of experience teaching at the college level (here and in Japan). I recently completed 3 years as an Assistant Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). Now that I'm back in the States, I am looking forward to helping students learn math and physics.

My teaching style helps the student understand the underlying concepts of the field (not just memorizing facts for the test). I am patient, adaptable, and quick to identify problems in the student's math/physics background. This makes me very effective for students who have previously done well but now are running into problems.

I have taught pre-Calc through Multi-dimensional Vector Calculus courses at the college level. What makes me a good tutor, though, is that I understand multiple ways of approaching the same problem and can find the method that works best for the student.

I have taught physics at the college level (mostly E&M) for several years. Also, my research (developing computer code to do physics calculations) gives me a unique insight into the underlying principles. Physics is seen as "hard" by students primarily because of the way it is taught in High School. For me, physics is an exciting field that lets you discover the universe - and I'm happy to share that enthusiasm along with the knowledge.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to work out scheduling. I am flexible on times and happy to work with small groups (1-4).
I have a PhD in Physics from USC, and several years of experience teaching at the college level (here and in Japan). I recently completed 3 years as an Assistant Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). Now that I'm back in the States, I am looking forward to helping students learn math and physics.

My teaching style helps the
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Covina, CA 91724
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and Efficient Tutor"

- Marcy, Fullerton, CA on 8/3/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Yizu, Issaquah, WA on 7/26/17

"Great tutor"

- Danny, Claremont, CA on 3/25/17

"Outstanding!"

- Irene, Arcadia, CA on 2/15/17

"Very Knowledgable"

- Kristi, Brea, CA on 1/13/17

"Patient and Easy to Understand"

- Luis, West Covina, CA on 12/31/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Karla, Chino Hills, CA on 12/12/16

"Sit down with a REAL teacher"

- Theresa, Rosemead, CA on 11/20/16

"Great tutor"

- SUNITA, West Covina, CA on 11/8/16

"Brilliant and Patient tutor"

- L, Orange, CA on 2/12/16

"Great Tutor"

- Kim, Chino Hills, CA on 1/27/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus
Science:
Physics

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University of Southern California
Physics
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of Southern California (Physics)

University of Southern California (PhD)

Knowledgeable and Efficient Tutor

He knows what he is teaching and designs different types of practice problems for student to better understand the concept. He gets into business as soon as he starts the session. If you need a tutor in this particular field (physics) he is absolutely the one you should check with.

— Marcy, Fullerton, CA on 8/3/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 15 miles of Covina, CA 91724.